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    December 15, 2012
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doesn't have to interfere their life. will it influence, yes. but the community can come together and heal one another if it landles it proper low and its like they are moving that way. >> one problem 150,000 schoolings. >> i have a lot of mep. and tell you what. you see those kids coming out in the line. one little girl was crying and the girl on the smile on the face they react differently. >> our thought prayers are the family.n and obviously stay tuned with the continuous coverage. greta is next. >> this is a fox news alerts. there is new information tonight about the absolute unthinkable, the murder of 27 people, 20 of them mere children who were so small they did not come up to our waste. dropped their
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kindergarten age and fourth age off to school. parents couldn't have anticipate what was about to happen. a killer walks in the sandy hook elementary school and starts shooting. we are learning new information tonight and we'll have it throughout the hour. we'll start with rick who is with the latest. who is the killer. >> we know his name adam lanza and lived in newtown, connecticut with his mother nancy who was shot dead in her bed in her home that shared with the shooter. he took her car and at least three weapons and maybe more. glock and hour and m-4 assault rifle ask went to the school where his mother worked as a substitute teacher and got through security and went to two room one area of the
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school and began to shoot children and adultings. he shot 20 kids. 18 died at the scene and two in the hospital died. he shot six adults including the principal and took his own life has police got to the school. >> is there any report on what high was saying or anything peculliar about him. >> a six year old boy said the shooter came in and shot the teacher and the boy ran out and that shooter didn't say a sandwich word. we heard from the shooter's brother that he was learning disabled and may have been autistic. >> and the mother was supposed to teach today? >> we don't know that either. we know that the young man woke up this morning at home and shot his mother in the
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home and tock her car and guns and school where she worked and began the rampage. nthis is unthinkable. the idea of walking in the class rom and just shooting children . >> little kids. five or six year old kids defenseless and innocent and it makes no sense at all. >> and a principal and other adults. >> apparently there were morning announcements going on when the shootings began and they heard screams over the pa system in order to hearing the gun fire ringing through the hallways and they were fired in an area where the morning announcements were being mad. children, 20 of them murder where they should be safe. ray, your thoughts tonight. >> you are talkug to me, and i
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don't know, 12 or 13 hours after this i am so numb and i am crying and emotional for most of the day. and speaking with work associates that worked with me at the school and family and friends that have been calling and at this point, i am numb. >> ray, you never saw the shooter before or hear anything about him in the community? >> no, no. absolutely not. i leftlet school and we generally worked to nine or 9:30 and then leave. the students come to class and that's when we turn them over to the regular teacher and five minutes maybe, that when we left this occurred . it is so unthinkable ray that
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this could happen. i can't imagine what your is going through tonight. where do you begin to put the school back together and heal these families? >> you know, you tell me, please. it is so unbelievable. we are all looking at each other. i just came from thil at -- vigil at the church and there were hundreds and hundreds of people there. and they were -- we couldn't believe that why are going to have -- this is the second greatest mass cure in the history of the united states . ray, thank you. >> and tonight members of the grief striken community gathering for a memorial service. molly is outside of the church where the service was held.
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molly, we are at one of the church necessary the community that held a vigil. a number of churches and places around town allowed pime to gather and refleck on what happened. this community just coming to grips with the grief. i poke with the mon singor and he spept the day with partners that lost their children. he said they are holding up as well as can be expected and sharing the joyful memories that they had with their which were and in the time of advent and people going to church and preparing for so much joy and birth of christ and celebrating christmas, how did people cope with the fact that it is it christmas time. he said there are 20 brighter stars in hen than the light necessary newtown. this community lost 20 children gone and people just beginning to cope and coming
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together. i respondent time on main street. it is it a pop and mom shop. and a woman who cuts children's hair in town and she was waiting to see how many of the kids she knows were among the injured or dead. we also spent time in the community in the neighborhood where the shooter's mother lived nancy lanza home where she was murdered and shot before her son adam took her family car ask headed for the school. and beautiful big homes and adorable neighborhood filled with christmas lights and it looked like any other joy-filled neighborhood at this time in the holidays, but instead marked off with yellow crime tape and we could barely see where the home was and to where the swat teems and authorities that had been there earliering and spent their time earlier in the day.
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we were there at three o'clock in the afternoon when wat teem members and investigator it is - investigators started to clear out and earlier in the day they finally found out where to go to begin to look for clues and why adam lanza would have participating in this. and how it could have occurred and they were looking for clues and possible danger. and they still have pime they are keeping eyes on those things and devastated neighbors and confused neighbors in the community and state your namely not used to something like this occurring in a neighborhood like newtown. this is it a place where people move iperally for the adorable throw back community and for that essence of what everyone wants their children to experience. small-town feeling and where hundreds and hundreds of people will show up at a
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community church to grieve and work and join together to repair . gret a. >> molly, thank you. stretching all the way from connecticut to new jersey. the killer's brother was taken in for question or volunteered. and he was volunteered to talk to police and that is where they are standing by live. >> what can you tell me about the brother and the questioning? >> we are standing in front of his home. 24 year old ryan lanza, brother of the alleged shooter and i can tell you less than an hour ago, police rolled up their tape that was block the entrance of the building. we hear from a reliable federal source that when police were surrounding the area earlier this afternoon. ryan and his girl friend showed up and that's when they realized everything that was going on. and he was hand cuffed and
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taken away and we are hear aring from the fbi that hoe and his father were released and they were cooperative throughout all of this. and we are hearing from residents here that are rattled by all of this. they say the bomb squad was running through the hallways today. and a day care in the area was on lock down and parents were getting e-mails saying don't worry about your kids that is it what is going o. greta, they are happy that things are calming down and thankful that their kids are all right. >> you know anything about the relationship between the father and the shooter or the brother and the shooter or everything the father and mother who was shot today? >> we have heard a lot of reports and nothing that we confirmed. we have calls in to the families, but you can imagine they are saying they need time and not taking our calls at
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the, but it appears that some of the relationships have been spotty and the father, and mother are divorced. the father peter lanza since remarried and lives in connecticut and he and the son ryan are on the way to connecticut. although ryan is not a suspect, are telling us they are going through his computer and records just to see if that can give them clues about anything and maybe a motive. >> thank you . police familiar us it will take dicelet gruesome crume - crime scene. children slaughtered inside of the elementary school. we spoke with paul vance. >> thank you very having us. >> lieutenant, we have seen so many going back to columbine and you never think it is
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going to happen in your own community. >> it is it horrific and tragic and the parents sent these children to be educate never expected to never see them again it is it a heartbreaking trag tee. >> and you think that right now. you haven't identified all of the bodies for the families have you? >> we have a process where we have to positively identify everyone and we want to do that as expeditiously as possible working on thisthat right now it is important for the families and why understand that. >> imagine you haven't got official world and your child is not home and so you know that your child was one of the victims. imagine that pain? >> it is it unbelievable. it is something that no one want to bear and it was heartbreaking to have to hear the partners told that their children were not coming home. it was heart breaking for the
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law enforcement officers to go in and rescue as many people and atfers and encountered what they discovered in the last two classrooms. >> wasletuation where he kill would an entire class in >> it was not like that and it isine difficult to talk about. suffice to say there were deceased in two classrooms and hallway and a horrific scene. was he to law enforcement? >> we are looking at that. we have a state police command situation and brought in major crime detectives and newtown police detectives working with us and we'll answer that question and we'll do an extensive background and answer the question about the history and historical evens that this young man may have been involved n. and we'll leave no stone unturned.
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>> did the school know him or mother complain or worried about him? >> there was nothing that showed that something like this could occur . our at all of that and certainly look at the administration of the school and friends and family and relatives. and this isendless and we'll do everything we have to answer the questions. >> i don't understand and clear it up for me and i read or heard that the mother was found dead at her home and also a teacher. was she not teaching or call in sick. why was she not at sick? >> we haven't identified officially anyone yet. i can tell you, we have a secondary scene with a deceased feplail who we tentatively identified . those are questions we have and will have to answer. ncan you tell me whether there was a substitute teacher in the class rom.
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>> i don't know. i am sorry i don't know. >> medical examiners in with the children and adultings. >> medical examiners are there with the teem in place. and they are going to work throughout the night and do whatever they need to do to identify the children for the families. >> every time i recover the story, law enforcement and ther all partner they go into these scenes and it is just unthinkable and unpeekable. they all have kids the age of these children much. >> it is it a very scene for them. the law enforcement officers who interested the building we have provided them with counseling and we did the same for the family that brought in clergy . it is it hard for law enforce ms personnel and certainly nothing like what the partners are going through. >> no parent wants to send his child to school with a prison and lots of metal detectors,
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but i am curious, was the security not that i am condemning if it hasn't. you it goes both ways. >> suffice to say the school was very secure. and why will certainly determine exactly how the shooter was able to gain access . >> secure in a sense if i tried to get in somebody would stop me and somebody will let me in. >> that's correct. you couldn't have gotten in. >> good luck and if is tough on you and especially the families of the dead. thank you, sir . our live courage continues in a minute. we will have more on the long investigation atoday and on the record much more alive from newtown, stay with us. i just knew we had to get in there and it is it going to be
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okay and you are going to be all right i pull would a book shelf and we were barricaded and did you tell them to be quiet. ndid you worry about that. >> i told them to be absolutely quiet. because i was so afraid he would come in and hear us and start shooting the dor. we have to be absolutely quiet. and we have. there are bad goys out there now. and we need to wait for the good guys. i just wanted us to be okay. and i am so saddened thrathere are pime in the situation that are not okay. my heart goes out to who knew them and was part of their lives.
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>> we are back live in newtown, connecticut. the pretty new england town now the scene of one of the deadliest school shootings in history. adam lanza is the killer, first reports identified his brother ryan lanza as the killer. how did that happen. clar moses joins us. how did it happen that there was confusion and you spoke to frens of ryan, have you not? >> i did speak to friends of
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ryan. there was a lot of confusion and the internet start tod publish ryan pictures and they called him the killer. at that very moment i talked to some of his friends by text and phone and they told me, i poke to three of his friends and they had spoken to him briefly on book book chat or by phone and he was in fact at work and not the killer . it was physically impossible for him to be in newtown while he was at work and talking on the phone to his friends. >> but you know. >> yes? >> do you know if his friends, did any of ryan's friend ever met adam? >> not the ones that i spoke to. they knew he had a brother and that is about the extent of their knowledge. they had brief conversations with him today as you can imagine it was a crazy day for
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him so they just had a few minutes and they knew he had a brother but none of them seemed to know adam. >> did they know anything about adam, did ryan ever peek about adam or describe unusual or not unusual or a relationship with him or anything? >> there is very little knowledge about that. one of his friends did tell me in fact, he had a brother and that he might have been a little challenged, and developmentally challenged but that is all of the information. other information is very sparse. his friends didn't seem to know his family or at least they didn't mention that today. you don't have any more information. >> i am sorry one more time greta?
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nbeyond mentally challenged you don't know anything more about adam? nnot about adam, not about adam. we heard earlier today that adam could have had ryan's identification on him. ryan told one of his friends that the confusion arose that way and it was probably adam rather than himself. but other than that there was little information about adam here in hoboken. >> thank you. >> coming up. it took only minutes for the killer to gun down 20 children and 6 adults. our live coverage in connecticut continues, that's
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>> unthinkable tragedy unfolded. breaking news to tell you right now. there are reports of a school shoot nothing newtown, connecticut. this is it in the sandy hook elementary school. >> state police responded to the report of the a shooting in sandy hook elementary school. which we now understand is kindergarten through fourth grade. >> this is reported. ape dispatcher said that one teacher has been transported to a nearby hospital in
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danbury with a gunshot wound. >> ahead of him it is difficult to see the wat them that was responding. those vehicles raced from newtown from all over the state of connecticut. >> we heard numerous reports that one gunman maybe two. and two reports said that one gunman may be dead . it is a fast-move fluid situation in the school . >> i think it is it important on a day like today to view this as i know the president, as a father does and i the father and others who partners certain lie do, which -- other parents certainly do. feeling enormous sympathy for the families that are affected. and do everything we can. >>s are telling fox nuse that
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26 people are dead at this time and eight adults including the shooter and 18 children . >> is a gun shot and so they are trying to figure out what happened . we tell them what happened in the deat as and it makes it much worse. >> the shooter may a young man 20 years old and he may live in new jersey and there may have been a separate situation there, a crime scene where they kicked down the door of that person's home. we are trying to confirm that. we don't know the identity of the gunman . >> there were fatailities at the scene and both student and staff. there is no information relative to that and released at that time and we make a complete and proper notification. >> it is sheer terror and a sense of immediate urgency and
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you know to get to your child and to be there to protect them. >> the president will make remarks about the shooting today. we'll take a listen. >> this afternoon, i spoke with governor maloy and fbi director mueller. i offered our condolences on behalf of the nation and made it clear he will have every single resource he needs to investigate the heinous crime and care for the victims and counsel their families. >> there were fatalities. 18 children pronounced dead at the school. two transported to area helps and pronounced dead at area hospitals and six adults pronounced dead at the scene of the school. >> this happened over six hours ago there is it a lot of evidence being processed and the crime scene is active and other scenes are now being investigated including
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apparently the home of the shooter's mother in newtown where an adult body was found and other residence in new jersey. there are conflicting reports of the status of the shooter's father and conflicting reportos the shooter himself. >> the majority that died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5-10 they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays and graduations and weddings, kids of their own . among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill the dreams.
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so our hearts are broken today, for the partners and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults that were lost. >> the sheer terror and young children and partners and teachers all witnessing the tragedy and violence. nit doesn't seem real. it doesn't seem possible. >> it is no words. it is it sheer terror and a sense of immediate urgeency. and you know to get to your child and to be there to protect them. ni have an emergency phone call that there was a shooting and they say where and the schools are on lock down and immediately after that i got a test from ap that there was a shooting in the school sandy hook. and so i left and went to the school.
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there were hiserical moms they knew and i said what is going on. she said the principal is dead and the children came out with blood. >> we are coping and trying to find out what is going on. it is it nerve racking. we have more cars pulling in. and how many injured. >> she was in a small reading group, and they started to hearing i guess bangs. and her teacher which i am so grateful for. it was a small group. they rushed the kids into the bathroom and they locked the door and they just told the children it was hammering and tried to keep them calm. and the next thing i know, because it is hard to get the complete story, the next thing i know is that the police came
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and they were knocking on the door to be let out. when they were she saw glass and blood and one child covered in blood but i understand that child is safe . >> she was talking about how the while she was walking down the hallway, the police told them to close their eyes. obviously it was a sensitive scene and she said she heard gun shots and actually what she told me was in the beginning, the intercom came on and she heard a scream on the intercom and it went immediately off. i am not sure at the specifics of the lock down. >> nothing makes sense like this. no it doesn't. our hearts are with everybody. every parent and mother and father and grand father and
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mother and sister and brother for all of the children. >> she seemed to be doing okay. but a couple of friends we haven't gotten in touch with. we hope that everything is okay with them. ncoming up more live coverage from newtown, connecticut and why the plice are in the school. detective mark fur@6
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>> tonight the investigation in the connecticut mass shooting is only beginning. the homicide detective mark furman joins us. >> good evening. >> mark, you and i go back a long time talking about all of these cases. this one tonight, right now as we talk. the medical examiner inside of that classroom, and bodies still in the classroom and trying to determine ideptity. i can only imagine how difficult it is for the police
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and medical examiner and families and everything. this has to be done, doesn't it? >> it does have to be done, greta and unfortunately, i can imagine what it looks like and you try to put that out of your mind. the medical examiner and forensic personnel have to blue pript the room where each and every person is. all evidence has to be photographed before it is disturbed and you have to number and the positions of each body. each body has to be processed and examined by the coroner and forensically and documented and evidence collected and then, and only then can you remove each body one at a time. >> you know, i think of the families tonight. they haven't got know official word their child is dead or a
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loved one or wife or mother. but if you are sitting at home and you are expecting your child to be home or expected your wife or mother or father to be home and that person hasn't shown up. you obviously know that you are -- your family member was a victim and a lot of people are thinking why in the world going on. we know who the shooter is. he shot himself in the head and there is it a risk of a co-defendant or someone who helped him and you will have to put a case together; is that why they do this? >> you have to document it, because it is what you need to do to really create a history of the instent. for legal purposes and certainly there could be civil actions if there is not criminal. you have to remember that this suspect was described as someone who might have mental problems and incapacity as far
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as his mental state he could have been formulated by someone else and guided and provided with information and a conspiracy, you know. it is really what i am talking about and somebody could have put him up and gave him information and completed the conspiracy. and then you would need to prosecute that individual. so it needs to be done because this early in the investigation, you county don't know -- what you have except for the victims. >> we are getting a little bit of an idea who he was. and the new york times and reporting about how socially acward he high school. and few freppeds and he didn't center a book book -- face book page we are getting a glimpse of him tonight . but the detectives. they have to dig deeper, are they not? >> they are going to dig
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deeper for weeks and maybe longer than that. they will do an autopsy on his mind and his life as well as his body. they are going to figure out who he was talking to and what high was saying and talk to friends and family and anybody on the computer and web sites and anything he put out or wrote. anything that he threatened. they are going to find out just exactly how many flags there were and that is really only way to go back wards and try to prevent an incident is to control the individual with the idea and motivation to do as heinous as this. ndo you ever get used to the investigation . 20 children. they are like five or 10 years old. it seems like the worst of the worst. and as a detective, do you ever, can you do this? and how do you go through
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thyself things? >> well, you know, there is no way that anybody can prepare themselves for a child's homicide. just in the singular sense. this, the amount of recommend're victims and their age is beyond overwhelming. and i am sure that you know, detectives and forensic personnel. they have to detach themselves for that period of time to do their job. this is it a horrific scene and a horrific crime that no one will get over and no one seeing the scene will be quite the same. >> mark, thank you for joining us tonight. >> straight ahead, you will hear the chilling radio calls as police learned about the mass shooting, that's nenenenene
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>> greta: this school massacre shocking even tochl peer yensed police officers. we have the chilling radio calls as police first learned about the sloot shoothing spree. listen to this. >> callers indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. the answer i!,óç... the answer s
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front glass has been -- they're unsure why. the individual i have on the phone is continuing to hear what you believes to be gunfire. >> and right. right. >> other units. >> the shooting appears to have stopped. the school is in lock down. >> roger. >> reports the teacher saw running past the building past the gym, which would be rear, i think, near the shooting. >> your requested to stay. i will need two ambulances at
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this time. >> just received a call. we have one in room one whoddl received a shot to the foot. other injuries at this time. >> okay. bodies here. >> i think is that an emf?i# >> at the... driveway. between the fire hydrant. >> is there anyone? >> we've got one suspect down. be advised we have multiple weapons including long rifles and shotguns. we need officers here.
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asap. >> we just had a case brought to us by a police officer. >> would you contact a couple of our officers to man the back hall so we can put people inside of there? >> one patient transported to the hospital. >> another vehicle not secure. >> now 401, 444 route. >> make contact with the commanding officer at the scene just to ensure that the area you're going into have been cleared. >> okay. who is the commanding officer here? >> officer in the back. >> roger. >> it's over behind. roger there. >> roger.
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>> jersey place. a couple occupants. not sure where i got cutoff on the caller. >> this is still an active scene. keep the area clean. >> we're inbound in that location with er support. is there a link up point? >> roger. closet in the kitchen. they have some victims. let us know, we'll call the number so they'll know you're coming. >> one of the places is the kitchen. there is a teacher in there. >> the car rental, lane, new jersey. >> there is a guy on the end of the road. keep the road clear, we need
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to get emf out of here, keep it here. >> newtown officers at the scene. the scene scene is not active, not active at this time. >> greta: straight ahead one murder victim is the school principal. she turned on the p.a.system as events were unfolding. you'll hear what happened as a result, that is next.
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>> greta: 20 small children, six adults massacred in an elementary school. one of them, the school prance pal. but before she was gunned down she turned on td public address system. that may have saved lives. gary, nice to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> you spoke to the niece of the principal. >> yes. on a conference call with one of my editors. >> greta: what did she say? >> she related just a thoughtful, beautiful person her aunt was.
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how she remembered her and that she shared a story she'd heard how her aunt saved lives by pushing for folks back into the conference room. and hitting the p.a.to hear what is going on to get sometime to get into a safe place. >> greta: shooting going throughout the school? they reached the whole school? >> i found information we've had confirmed, it's a story that the relative has relayed to us. so we haven't confirmed that with official sources. but it was a story that the relative, the niece of the principal shared with us. >> greta: it's a terrible story. terrible for the community. you live here, grew up here. >> yes. i are have family in newtown. and it's -- it's just devastating. you know? no one could have ever imagined something like this would happen anywhere, or here. and there is a real sadness,